STAR Physical Therapy is blessed to partner with Tucker’s House and is thankful for the amazing work that they do to serve families of children with disabilities in Middle Tennessee.
Tucker’s House rescues Middle Tennessee families of children with disabilities ages 2-22 from emotional and physical trauma by assessing and retrofitting their homes to provide a safe and accessible environment that is conducive to the greatest independence for the child. A therapist and an architectural designer meet with each family to develop a plan which takes into consideration the current diagnosis/prognosis of the child, the needs of all caregivers, and the current conditions of the home. Caregivers can lift a child, many as heavy as adults, up to 5,000 times a year, putting all involved at high risk for physical and emotional distress. A project manager oversees all aspects of the retrofit including a budget, schedules, and volunteer involvement. Life-changing projects can include installing solid surface flooring, ramps, roll-in showers, widened doorways, and lifts. There is a great need for affordable retrofit services for these at-risk families, and Tucker’s House currently has a long waiting list.
For more information about how you can help check out http://www.tuckershouse.org/